Timing is Everything

Operating the Timing Station

The Head of the Charles Regatta operates several redundant timing systems. A high-speed photo-finish camera records a stream of 1-pixel-wide images across the starting line, which are displayed on the screen as a horizontal strip. Here, one of two very capable operators zooms in and manually selects the pixel that best represents the leading edge of each boat, which assigns it an official start time.

  • shazam

    Love it. Always nice to get the behind-the-scenes look at how these systems operate.

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